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'll tell you how phil mickelson plays into all this. that will be my take. senator dianne feinstein opening up the anti-gun presser with a pro gun control prayer. is that okay with you? is that the right thing to do? we'll talk to the head of the catholic league and a union membership, almost a 100 year low. is that good for working people? good question, we're covering it. plus, a special guest, wait for it. joining me next. sharon osborne, a brit making money in america, how does she feel about foreigners coming over here and criticizing america? i will ask her. we want to hear from you as well, please. varney@foxbusiness.com, that's how you reach us. friday morning, it's time for your seven early movers and they are moving. disappointing results and down beat guidance from the mattress seller, select comfort, they are down five bucks, now that's movement the better than expected forecast from screen maker, and they are, well, right now they're up big, 6 bucks higher. look at that. profit down, but still better than expected at the mattress maker, tempur-pedic, i don't know, can't show yo
will head there. today senator dianne feinstein takes on one of the most contentious gun ban issues. nancy cortes reports. >> reporter: this legislation is seen by many democrats as the first step in strengthening gun laws, but it's also the most controversial. it's called the assaults weapons ban of 2013 and it would reinstate the assault weapons ban that was allowed to lapse back in 2004. it would also restrict the number of bullets in high-capacity magazines. this is legislation that has been waiting in the wings for quite some time, but the lead sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault weapons ban did work when it was in place and that they plan to deal with things like mental illness and
, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and semiautomatic rifles and pistols and it would ban ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 200 hunting weapons. would not affect weapons that americans own for ploem texas. -- for home protection. the nra responded to the bill saying they are confident congress will reject it and finestein herself said the bill faces an uphill battle to win approval. >>> the senate has approved moderate changes to its rules on filibusters. the procedural delays used to kill some bills in nomination. senate majority leader harry reid worked out a deal with republicans that will allow bills to be brought up for debate more quickly. and limit discussion on certain white house nominations. and not require senators to stay on the floor talking the whole time as some senators wanted. the changes were overwhelmingly approved. >> vice president biden and cabinet secretaries and members of congress traveled to virginia for a round table discussion
the first u.s. assault weapons band that was allowed to expire. this morning california senator dianne feinstein says her redoubled effort faces an uphill battle again. but this one time things are different. >> i think i can get it passed because the american people are very much for it. there's a new poll out. 80% supportive of a ban on assault weapons. >> feinstein said her new gun control proposals have broad-based support. but she does acknowledge the national rifle association has the power to derail the movement because it represents gun manufacturers more than gun owners. >>> in fairfield officials tomorrow will resume their investigation of a fire that gut add comedy club. they say it started as an electrical fire friday night. flames destroyed the roof of the theater. fire investigators haven't been able to go inside because of structural issues. crews were able to remove debris yesterday and at least open the surrounding streets. >> we have metal siding up top that's blowing in the wind. those were damaged in the fire. the support studs were damaged in the fire. so we are tr
dianne feinstein will be speaking momentarily introducing legislation on assault weapons. we will listen in. >> good morning and certainly in overcast start to the day. unsettled weather could continue into the afternoon and we are waking up to clouds and areas of locally dense fog. headed into tomorrow rain chant continues under partly cloudy skies. we will have another storm rolling through saturday night into sunday coming down from the gulf of alaska. the high- pressure rebuilds as we head into the next middle of next week. 46 out the door and about, 52 in oakland, 50 in redwood city. a look at your numbers into the afternoon coming up in my next report. >> we have been enjoying a pretty good ride free of hot spots. there is hardly a back up at the bay bridge. the san mateo bridge ride it traffic looks good. the drive time is still just 13 minutes. the commute to the golden gate bridge is picking up some sluggish traffic now at the toll plaza southbound. no delays across the span. >> this just an and the newsroom live pictures out of washington d.c. where any moment senator dianne fe
, on thursday, california senator dianne feinstein and fellow democrats introduced their new plan for an assault weapons ban. >> enough is enough. these weapons don't belong on the streets of our city. they're not hunting weapons. they're not necessary for defense wednesday, why do we have them? >> the n.r.a. condemned the proposal saying and i quote, american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident that congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. suzanna hupp agrees, gun control for 20 years and says it it does nothing to keep innocent people safer and she knows firsthand what it's like to be in the presence of a madman with a firearm. >> i didn't grow up in a house with guns, i don't hunt. i personally abhor hunting, and i was given a gun when i was 21 to carry in my purse for defense and taught how to use it. a couple of years ago, my parents and i went on a sunny day, we weren't in a dark alley. >> she was testifying at a u.s. hearing almost two decades ago. that was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pickup truck through the window of luby's cafeteria i
but keeping bad guns from bad people. >> they joined a group of democrat it lawmakers. dianne feinstein introduced her own bill. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president bind downplayed the need for an assaults weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assaults weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and says gun bans don't work. now, the original passage
over new gun control laws, getting under way in congress. california senator dianne feinstein has introduced a bill that will ban 157 types of weapons with military features as well as ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. the public supports both measures. but feinstein admits that the chances congress will approve them are slim. >>> but they've changed rules when it comes to filibustering, the technique that brought the legislative process to a virtual standstill. lawmakers don't have to stand and talk for hours, like jimmy stewart in "mr. smith goes to washingt washington." >>> the historic drought is about to cost you more at the supermarket. it's so bad in texas, there's a cow shortage. the worst since the 1950s. higher beef prices are on the way. one beef plant announced it's closing, laying off 2,000 workers. >>> on the other side of the planet, record rainfall. to keep from drowning in a flood, this 14-year-old clung to a tree. and in the risky move, the two let go, drifting closer to shore, where other people standing by eventually lifted them on to dry land. >>
and importation of assault weapons. >> reporter: senator dianne feinstein and backers of a new gun reform bill say they don't want to take guns away from hunters. but their proposal promises to ignite a firestorm of controversy. it would ban 158 military-style weapons and large magazines that feed more than ten bullets without having to reload. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy lost her husband in a shooting. >> if you don't have these guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn't be able to go into a gun store and just buy them. >> reporter: the proposal comes 42 days after the shooting at sandy hook elementary and on the same day the vice president weighed in on a google chat. >> i don't view it as gun control, i view it as gun safety. >> reporter: those backing the bill say they're specifically protecting 220 named guns hunters and sportsman can use. nearly 14 times the number they would ban. the nra is already pushing back, saying senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. we're confident congress will r
, i'm martha maccallum. this proposal we're talking about was unveiled by senator dianne feinstein. it bans the sale of more than 150 types of semiautomatics and magazines with more than 10 round of ammo. there was a display yesterday afternoon. this bill set in motion after the tragedy of course that happened in newtown, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address the core problem. it is silly. most people are horrified by series of school shootings all of which were carried out by the mentally ill. the question is how do you keep firearms away from people with mental problems? this bill does not address that at all. instead it addresses law-abiding citizens who have guns
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
after the connecticut school shootings. >>> dianne feinstein says her bill to assault weapons will have an uphill battle but she's not giving up without a fight. >> what does bother me, i've seen weapons spawned and grown and into the hands of younger and younger people over these years. i think you reach a point, as you said earlier, where enough is enough. >> now, senator feinstein introduced the bill last wok. it would limit the number of rounds in an ammunition magazine to 10. the strong shows a strong support for bans on some weapons but the nra says it will not pass. >>> the public safety committee tomorrow will fee demonstrations of firearms that are illegal here in california. lawmakers will also hear testimony from police, by researchers, advocates working against gun violence and also gun rights groups. >>> it is 8:15. in just over three hours, we'll hear from the senators who say they have the solution to fight immigration. kyla campbell is live in washington, d.c. where democrats and republicans are unveiling their four-step plan. >> reporter: in a series of events this week
-capacity magazines. you see the legislation being prepared by senator dianne feinstein and others. we ask they strengthen national background check system and eliminate existing loopholes, strengthen penalties for strong purchases of guns. the plan president obama unveiled includes much of what we asked for in that letter. we will work with the president and the congress to get critical in needed legislative reforms enacted now. we also shedding courage corporations to follow common-sense principles and business practices to encourage gun safety. we will support and encourage any official of any political party who understands that the american people deserve to be protected from threats both foreign and domestic. we devote our time and energy to serving our community. that is public service. , on monday, the nation will celebrate the inauguration of president barack obama and the legacy of the late dr. martin luther king jr.. as mayors at this moment in our history it is good to be reminded of dr. king's words. dr. king said the measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfo
to you as a public-service by your television provider. >> earlier today, california senator dianne feinstein introduced new legislation. here is part of that. >> today, my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of these feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me describe the legislation. we prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal and more tech technically advanced they were in 1993. our bill also prohibits other semi-automatic rifles of shotguns and rifles that can accept a detachable magazines. one criticism of the 1994 law was that it was a two characteristic test that defined it and that was too easy to work around. manufactures could remove one of the characteristics and the firearm was legal. the bill we're introducing today, will make it much more difficult to work around by moving a one characteristic test. the bill also prevents and prohibits specific
know the names of at least three of them who sided with harry reid on this. barbara boxer and dianne feinstein from california are two of the main ones. >> bill: i don't understand. yes realize barbara boxer had too. they have been there a long time. you would think if they had been there a long time they would understand how broke it is. right? caller: that's what i am saying. i think we really need to shine the light on what senator merkley did because apparently he is taking a lot of heat from his fellow senators from blaking that blue wall of silence and naming people so that we can talk about them without it happening in secret, and i think that -- you know, i think he should be on some talk shows. he should be -- his name shall be called out as someone who might help the american people know more about what's going on and -- >> bill: yeah. >> get more involved. >> bill: yeah. i agree, mike. geoff americamerkley has emerged as a strong leader in the united states senate in his first term. we tried to get him on the show in studio today but he is
california democrat dianne feinstein's plan. yesterday she introduced a bill that would ban more than 150 types of assault weapons along with certain types of gun magazines. the nra's response was immediate. the group says, quote, the american people know gun bans do not work. and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. cnn talked to a south carolina sheriff who called senator feinstein's bill scary and says he will not enforce any federal gun ban that he sees as unconstitutional. >> another element that i strongly disagree with is the idea that somehow or another this is going to prevent the kind of violence that -- that everybody is concerned about. i think there is some practical problems associated with things like the magazine capacity. but i will tell you that i think that much of this is taking advantage of our grief, and people's general lack of information and understanding about firearms in general. >> senator feinstein's bill, it is the most ambitious piece of gun violence legislation that has been put forward since december's school mas
. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> i remember that well. and california senator dianne feinstein recently said female politicians are less confrontational. and better suited to be problem-solvers. we'll ask three female senators how to make congress more effective when "cbs this morning" continues. congress more effective when "cbs this morning" continues. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lifestyle lift. find out how you can light up your life. ♪ >>> the new congress has a record number of women, 81 in the house and 20 in the senate. and we spoke with three of those senators, minnesota democrat republican of maine and heidi heitkamp from north dakota. they say they have a commitment to bipartisanship and to change. senators, thank you so much for being here. barack obama, sworn into a second term. senator, how do you think his second term will be different? how do you hope it will be different? >> we know the country is facing major challenges. we're starting with the challenge of bringing the debt down. but then there are so m
-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement -- "the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach." meanwhile on, friday, the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> reporter: jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, "differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country." the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of tim
to make the case for it. >>> senator dianne feinstein is expected to reintroduce the assault weapons ban today, potentially putting into place new regulations on handguns, shotguns and rifles. among other things, the plan would ban the sale or transfer of about 150 types of firearms. but even supporters of reforms in the senate are having a hard time drumming up the support they need at home. front page of "the new york times" today, democrat joe manchin of west virginia has faced doubts within his constituency who feel the second amendment is in jeopardy. "the times" describes the senator's attempts to reassure his constituents about the political climate in washington. he said i see no movement, no talk, no bills, no nothing. they remained skeptical. we give up our rights one piece at a time. a banker named charlie houck. he actually had a meeting and said how many of you are concerned you're going to lose your second amendment rights? all the hands went up. that shows how difficult it's going to be, even at this table, it seems to clear what needs to be done. that's not the way everyb
.com/progresso to enter. >>brian: president obama getting his wish on gun control this morning. democratic senator dianne feinstein introduced a proposal that would ban certain assault weapons. but it is not just a federal issue. states are coming up with their own ideas like this one in missouri. you've got a state senator who wants to pass a law requiring parents who own guns to notify their child's school. if these are not complied, they will be slapped with a $100 fine. >> i wholly believe in the second amendment that everyone should have the right to bear arms. but the second amendment does not say that a 12-year-old can shoot a 12-year-old. >>brian: does this proposal go too far? we have another missouri state senator. what do you think about this? >> the constitution has many things it does not say but one of the thing the constitution does provide for is our privacy. i don't think the constitution says anything about teachers and school administrators becoming government investigators. i think this is a bad pweufplt >>brian: she says the bill is not intended to take your gun away but to improve g
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